2018 Authors and Speakers

2018 Featured Authors and Speakers


2018 BOND Book Author Event

Iric Nathanson
Iric Nathanson

Iric Nathanson is the author of a 2018 biography entitled Don Fraser: Minnesota’s Quiet Crusader. He worked as an aide to Don Fraser for eleven years. He is the author of five books on local history, including his 2009 book, Minneapolis in the Twentieth Century, which was a MN Book Award finalist. Iric’s articles have appeared in Minnesota History, Hennepin County History, and the Star Tribune. He also writes a history feature for the online daily MinnPost. Iric is a fourth generation Minnesotan who grew up on the Jewish North-side where his grandfather, Ben Nathanson, first settled in the 1880s.


Nick Hayes
Nick Hayes

Nick Hayes is a writer, professor and commentator for the media. A frequent guest on television and radio, he has also published nationally and internationally in
newspapers, magazines and journals. He has received awards from the Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright Program and also won an Emmy in 1991 for his work on Twin Cities Public Television’s (TPT’s) Television and Democracy in Russia. Today, he is a professor of history and holds the University Chair in Critical Thinking at Saint John’s University in Minnesota and is a contributing writer for http://www.MinnPost.com. Nick’s novel, And One Fine Morning, is a memoir of his father, life in the fifties seamlessly woven into the larger tapestry of life as an Irish American.


Peter Geye
Peter Geye

Peter Geye loves the North Shore of Lake Superior! All three of his novels are set in that beautiful, harsh and
potentially deadly landscape. His characters are complex and compelling and they linger with readers long after the book is closed. There is little doubt why his writing has been compared to that of Jack London and Jon Krakauer.
Wintering, which received the MN Book award in 2017, is a spellbinding adventure and mystery, as well as an examination of how the past haunts us. A father and son embark on a camping trip seeking to recreate the experience of the famed tough men known as “winterers” who braved Minnesota winters in the wilderness. Things just don’t go as planned! His two prior novels are Safe from the Sea and The Lighthouse Road.


Faith Sullivan
Faith Sullivan

Faith Sullivan is the author eight novels, including Gardenias, The Cape Ann, What a Woman Must Do, and most recently, Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse . A “demon gardener, flea marketer, and feeder of birds,” Faith is also an indefatigable champion of literary culture
and her fellow writers.

 

 

 


Allen Eskens
Allen Eskens

Allen Eskens is the bestselling author of The Life We Bury, The Guise of Another, The Heavens May Fall, and The Deep Dark Descending. He is the recipient of the Barry Award, MN Book Award, Rosebud Award (Left Coast Crime), and Silv Falchion Award and has been a finalist for the Edgar Award, Thriller Award, Anthony Award, and Audie Award. His books have been translated into 20 languages and his novel, The Life We Bury is in development for a feature film.

 

 


2018 Spring Luncheon Featured Speaker

Richard Painter
Richard Painter

Professor Richard W. Painter received his B.A., summa cum laude, in history from Harvard University and his J.D. from Yale University, where he was an editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation. Following law school, he clerked for Judge John T. Noonan Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and later practiced at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City and Finn Dixon & Herling in Stamford, Conn.

He has served as a tenured member of the law faculty at the University of Oregon School of Law and the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was the Guy Raymond and Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Professor of Law from 2002 to 2005. He has been the S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Minnesota Law School since 2007.

From February 2005 to July 2007, he was associate counsel to the president in the White House Counsel’s office, serving as the chief ethics lawyer for the president, White House employees, and senior nominees to Senate-confirmed positions in the executive branch. He is a member of the American Law Institute and is a reporter for the new ALI Principles of Government Ethics. He has also been active in the Professional Responsibility Section of the American Bar Association. He is a board member and vice chair of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington as well as a founding board member of Take Back our Republic, a campaign finance reform organization.

Painter has also been active in law reform efforts aimed at deterring securities fraud and improving ethics of corporate managers and lawyers. A key provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, requiring the SEC to issue rules of professional responsibility for securities lawyers, was based on earlier proposals Painter made in law review articles and to the ABA and the SEC. He has given dozens of lectures on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to law schools, bar associations, and learned societies, such as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Painter has on six occasions provided invited testimony before committees of the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate on government ethics, securities litigation, and/or the role of attorneys in corporate governance.

Painter’s book Getting the Government America Deserves: How Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference was published by Oxford University Press in January 2009. His coauthored book (with Professor Claire Hill) Better Bankers, Better Banks: Promoting Good Business Through Contractual Commitment was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2015. From 2014-15 he was a residential fellow at Harvard University’s Safra Center for Ethics, which funded his work on a third book, Taxation only with Representation: The Conservative Conscience and Campaign Finance Reform (Take Back our Republic, 2016).

He has written op-eds on government ethics for various publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, and he has been interviewed several times on government ethics and corporate ethics by national news organizations, including appearances on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC), Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN), CNN News, Fox News, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and Minnesota Public Radio News. Painter has also given expert testimony in cases involving securities transactions and the professional responsibility of lawyers. He testified as a defense witness in SEC v. The Reserve Money Market Fund (SDNY, November 2012), a jury trial of an SEC enforcement action against the founders of the world’s oldest money market fund that ended with a defense verdict on all of the fraud counts.

Painter is the coauthor of two casebooks: Securities Litigation and Enforcement (with Margaret Sachs and Donna Nagy; West Academic Publishing, 2003; second edition, 2007; third edition, 2011) and Professional and Personal Responsibilities of the Lawyer (with Judge John T. Noonan Jr.; Foundation Press, 1997; second edition, 2001; third edition, 2011). He has written dozens of articles, book reviews, and essays.